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by DancinJack
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Not that I really NEED a discreet graphics chip in my notebook, but that's part of why I looked at 15" only (lack of quad-core options at the time was another). You can make up a lot of the deficiencies with a decent amount of RAM on macOS (IMO 16GB is minimum for any Mac I buy from here on ou...
by DancinJack
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Getting long on the tooth now, but still hoping for a Mac Mini with the Vega G chips. Those chips have been out a while, but they're still 8th gen Core, and they're the best GPU you can get in that small of a package still. I'd happily still take one. The worst thing about the 13" rMBPs is the...
by DancinJack
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3676
Views: 145602

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I've got a friend that just got a WRX last year and you guys echo his experience. He ended up just buying a "new" 2016 or 2015 (I can't remember) because it wasn't worth it to go used (and he lived in Arkansas at the time).
by DancinJack
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 3665

Re: NFL 2018

Now I'm just wondering if Carr is gonna be wearing Black and Silver for the remainder of the year. Who do you think would take him? Lots of teams needing offensive help this year, but the worst offenders have similar records, putting them in the "race" for #1 overall. Even a top 5 pick co...
by DancinJack
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 3665

Re: NFL 2018

They're tanking. Some defenders can call it "rebuild" if they like. It's the same thing.

Now I'm just wondering if Carr is gonna be wearing Black and Silver for the remainder of the year.
by DancinJack
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3979
Views: 571168

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Radiohead - [The Bends] - #03 - High and Dry

ahhhh to be a kid again
by DancinJack
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3676
Views: 145602

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Firebase owns. So many uses. Glad you had a decent time with the native Android stuff though. It can be...messy.
by DancinJack
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3676
Views: 145602

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

ugh, native Java. No thank you. I'm doing Kotlin for the next assignment. All the behind the scenes work they did so you don't have to manually wire up inputs and outputs alone make it better than Java. Besides I chose this over Xamarin forms because you told me it's not so bad to go native. Change...
by DancinJack
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3676
Views: 145602

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

ugh, native Java. No thank you.
by DancinJack
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13092

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Also been watching new Doctor Who. It's just starting so I'm not sure yet, but it's definitely a departure from the past. Hopefully it edges back into regular Who territory. I do love Jodie Whitaker though. Watched the first episode a couple days ago. Not sold. As my wife said, it felt more X-Files...
by DancinJack
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Supermicro motherboard back door?
Replies: 47
Views: 1249

Re: Supermicro motherboard back door?

I'd just like to say that I said on the front page comments, considering the veracity of the denials by these companies, I really don't know how this could be true. Apple and Google (and others) have seriously smart people working for them. If they were ALL duped by this then there is no hope and we...
by DancinJack
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13092

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

So, to actually add something to the thread. Killing Eve owns pretty hard. Jodie Comer is amazing in her role. Also been watching new Doctor Who. It's just starting so I'm not sure yet, but it's definitely a departure from the past. Hopefully it edges back into regular Who territory. I do love Jodie...
by DancinJack
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13092

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

RickyTick wrote:
I'm really struggling with The Expanse.
...
Other than Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), I really like the actors and their characters.

TWO STRIKES. WATCH YOURSELF RICK.
by DancinJack
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13092

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

I don't know anyone, literally anyone, that doesn't like the Expanse. It's really great.
by DancinJack
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

That makes sense. I have a Kindle Paperwhite so that takes care of books for me (i read a crap ton of books) but have never found magazines worthwhile.

FWIW I still prefer physical books over the Paperwhite, but it's just so damned convenient.
by DancinJack
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

I'm still trying to figure out what I'd do with an iPad Pro. I know people have their uses, they just don't apply to me. The only way I could personally justify it is if I didn't have a laptop and a desktop PC. If the iPad Pro was my main computing device, other than the phone, I could justify it t...
by DancinJack
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 76
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Fallout 76

I'm pretty torn. I looooooved (and pre-ordered) 3 and NV and I thought 4 was very, very mediocre. I didn't have near as much fun playing it as I used to. I'm also not certain how everything works now that they've gone "MMO." I'm just highly skeptical it'll be worth 60 bucks. I'm still cons...
by DancinJack
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2061

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

If I still had a custom loop I'd wait and do all the tinkering at once. I think if I ever go back to watercooling it'll just be with AIOs. Custom loops are nifty and all, but it's just too much hassle and cost for me these days. I just don't have the patience, time, or will to do it these days. I d...
by DancinJack
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2061

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

2080 Ti shipped yesterday, due for arrival today by 3PM. Now the question is do I attach the waterblock and put it in my loop now, or wait until I can get my hands on a binned 9900k and swap out mobo/CPU/GPU all at the same time... The latter. Nov 2nd! https://siliconlottery.com/collections/coffeel...
by DancinJack
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Pixel 3 and 3XL
Replies: 33
Views: 653

Re: Pixel 3 and 3XL

derFunkenstein wrote:
but I'm so laaaazyyyyy /whine

it would have taken less effort than you put into these posts, and time, to do what I've suggested. :)
by DancinJack
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Pixel 3 and 3XL
Replies: 33
Views: 653

Re: Pixel 3 and 3XL

derFunkenstein wrote:
I do use the Google app, but it's very handy to let Verizon download my text history. I don't remember to run backup utils on my phone. :lol:

Set a schedule! They will do it automatically!

Messages does it automatically, and the second app I linked you can set your own schedule once and forget it.
by DancinJack
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Pixel 3 and 3XL
Replies: 33
Views: 653

Re: Pixel 3 and 3XL

If it's like the Pixel 2, the software is totally Verizon-free. You can download the VZW messages app to sync your SMS messages, but then delete it after that and now you have your last 3 months of texts. BTW, my wife has an Otterbox Defender on her iPhone 8 Plus and it wirelessly charges just fine...
by DancinJack
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Pixel 3 and 3XL
Replies: 33
Views: 653

Re: Pixel 3 and 3XL

Welp, maybe LG hasn't done as well as we'd hoped. It's a Samsung panel.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/10 ... lay-panel/
by DancinJack
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Task Scheduler question
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Task Scheduler question

So, this is a bit convoluted but I think I found a way...gimme a bit to type it up. (also I'm on W10 so I hope it translates)

my way was getting...stupid. Have you tried NSSM? http://nssm.cc/usage
by DancinJack
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 3665

Re: NFL 2018

I actually think the Rams may be the better team right now. The caveat on time there is because the Chiefs are severely depleted on D right now. Once they get the DEs back, along with Eric, they should be quite a bit better.

Also, Rodgers doing Rodgers stuff tonight. Pretty fun to watch.
by DancinJack
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Pixel 3 and 3XL
Replies: 33
Views: 653

Re: Pixel 3 and 3XL

Oh definitely. Everyone is better off with two possible sources for great-looking OLED displays. The reviews of the 3 and 3XL seem generally positive. That's good news for Google. I hate the way that they didn't put status bar icons on two rows, though. The tabs that surround the notch seemed to be...
by DancinJack
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Pixel 3 and 3XL
Replies: 33
Views: 653

Re: Pixel 3 and 3XL

http://www.displaymate.com/Pixel_3XL_ShootOut_1g.htm It's pretty shocking how much progress LG has made in a year. The 2 XL display that got out into the wild in some devices was legit awful. Just trash. This 3 XL display that DisplayMate reviewed is pretty much on par with the X s Max/X s. That's ...
by DancinJack
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Pixel 3 and 3XL
Replies: 33
Views: 653

Re: Pixel 3 and 3XL

http://www.displaymate.com/Pixel_3XL_ShootOut_1g.htm It's pretty shocking how much progress LG has made in a year. The 2 XL display that got out into the wild in some devices was legit awful. Just trash. This 3 XL display that DisplayMate reviewed is pretty much on par with the X s Max/X s. That's h...
by DancinJack
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX2070 Review at the [H]
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: RTX2070 Review at the [H]

Kyle loves hating on Nvidia. Not that Nvidia hasn't done plenty in the past to be hostile to consumers, but Kyle zeroes in on them for some odd reason more than any other company. I haven't seen other people complaining about the NDA. Maybe it's not so great, but that's the life of a reviewer.
by DancinJack
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX2070 Review at the [H]
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: RTX2070 Review at the [H]

I'm not saying this particular variant isn't 599, but the custom versions should start at 499. Just FYI.